Chattanooga Football Club rolls into the home stretch of the NPSL regular season on a five game win streak with just three games to play.
The last home match of the regular season is this Saturday, June 29, against Asheville City, SC.
The team is averaging just under three goals per match, and has only given up six goals in seven games, and only one goal in the last five. This has resulted in a 5-1-1 record in NPSL play and first place in the Southeast Conference. With just three games to play in the regular season and a tightly packed table, there’s no room for error.
“This last home match for us is really crucial,” said Bill Elliott, head coach and general manager, Chattanooga FC. “The guys are playing well, but it’s extremely important that we finish the regular season strong and carry good momentum into the playoffs.”
The match will be the second time in just over a week that the team has faced Asheville City. CFC visited the land of sky last Tuesday and came home with a 2-0 victory. The match is also the second leg of the Blue Ridge Derby, the winner of which earns bragging rights and the coveted Blue Ridge Derby keg, currently on display at Chattanooga Brewing Company.
“We love Asheville City, they always bring us a tough test and their fans are great,” said Sheldon Grizzle, president, Chattanooga FC. “It’s so important for us to maintain momentum and finish the NPSL regular season strong. Plus, we definitely don’t want the Blue Ridge Derby keg to leave CBC.”
On the heels of Saturday’s match is another great match in team history. CSD Municipal or “Los Rojos,” one of the most successful professional teams in Guatemalan history, is coming to Rossville to play the boys in blue. Los Rojos has won 30 league titles and a host of national and international cups. The match will be held Sunday, June 30th, at Ridgeland High School in Rossville.
Tickets are $20 in advance and available at CFCtix.com, and are $25 at the gate. This match is hosted by a third party, so season tickets are not valid for this match, but will give access to free parking.